Ex­plorer Back­packs put to the test in the cathe­dral

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - THE WEEK IN PICTURES -

AC­TIV­ITY Peter­bor­ough Cathe­dral has launched free Ex­plorer Back­packs for its youngest visi­tors. The child-sized red back­packs are de­signed with chil­dren aged 7 and un­der in mind, and in­clude all the tools needed to ex­plore the cathe­dral in de­tail. There is a mag­ni­fy­ing glass for close-up view­ing, a tape mea­sure for siz­ing up col­umns, a pair of binoc­u­lars to ex­am­ine the ceil­ings and a set of coloured pad­dles to look through and see the world as if through a stained glass win­dow. The pack also comes with a mini teddy bear called Bene­dict, a torch for peer­ing into dark cor­ners, and an ac­tiv­ity trail sug­gest­ing things to find.

Alex Car­ton, the cathe­dral’s Schools and Learn­ing Of­fi­cer, said: “We hope that the Ex­plorer Back­packs and the new ac­tiv­ity guide will in­spire fam­i­lies to bring their chil­dren to this amaz­ing build­ing know­ing that they will have a great ex­pe­ri­ence.” Jaymee Heaton, who came to trial the new back­packs with her three boys and their dad be­fore the launch, said: “The boys loved it and we think the new Ex­plorer Back­packs will be a hit.”

The back­packs are avail­able all year round dur­ing Cathe­dral vis­it­ing hours, which are usu­ally 9.00am un­til 5.00pm Mon­day to Satur­day and 12.00 noon un­til 3.00pm on Sun­days. For more con­tact the cathe­dral on 01733 355307.

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